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What is effective therapy for a dislocated finger?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Reduction, ice, spli
Acutely, it must be reduced to normal, then splinted and iced and elevated.
One may need to have x-rays to rule out fracture or further problems and then may need some physical therapy. One may need to follow up with an orthopedist, hand surgeon or other. Expect some long term swelling of the joint, pain and loss of some function for a while.

In brief: Reduction, ice, spli
Acutely, it must be reduced to normal, then splinted and iced and elevated.
One may need to have x-rays to rule out fracture or further problems and then may need some physical therapy. One may need to follow up with an orthopedist, hand surgeon or other. Expect some long term swelling of the joint, pain and loss of some function for a while.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Todd Guyette
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: It depends...
There are many types of dislocated fingers which depend on the direction of the dislocation as well as any associated ligamentous or bony injuries.
Each dislocation type has a different therapy management...

In brief: It depends...
There are many types of dislocated fingers which depend on the direction of the dislocation as well as any associated ligamentous or bony injuries.
Each dislocation type has a different therapy management...
Dr. Todd Guyette
Dr. Todd Guyette
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